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We’ve teamed up with Spa Terra’s Training & Development Supervisor, Kolette Eaves to provide you with 6 ways to keep your skin comfortable and glowing in the Summertime. Follow these tips for your best skin yet!

1. Consider Changing Your Face Wash

Cleansing your face is the most basic skin care routine that you need to follow, regardless the season. During Summer, the climate is hot and humid. Your skin tends to produce more oil during this time, so you may want to change your cleanser accordingly. Oily skin takes a beating, as your pores can easily get clogged and cause acne, try a foamy cleanser with Salicylic Acid. Dry skin can become red or irritated, use a non-soapy face wash. For normal skin, switch to a gel-based face wash during the hot summer months. Remember to cleanse twice daily for optimal health.

2. Add a Punch of Antioxidants

Invest in serums, moisturizers, and sunscreens that come with an additional punch of antioxidants. Antioxidants brighten your skin, have powerful anti-aging benefits and protect your skin from harsh environmental aggressors like UV and pollution. Vitamin C is an Esthetician fav when it comes to antioxidants! Did you know grapes are high in Vitamin C? Cheers!

3. Stay Hydrated

Drink plenty of water and do not forget to carry a water bottle with you wherever you go. Water keeps your body hydrated and refreshed and helps maintain your skins elasticity. People who drink more water are less likely to suffer from scars, wrinkles, soft lines, irritations and blemishes and they will not show as many signs of aging as those who drink less water.

4. Exfoliate

During Summer, your skin works hard to keep itself healthy and heal any irritation or sunburn. Do your skin a favor and help this process by exfoliating. Gently exfoliate 2-3 times per week to uncover fresh new skin cells and open a way for moisturizing products to penetrate deeply, making them more effective. This is especially important during the hot months when your skin needs extra hydration and protection.

5. Go Easy on the Makeup

Less is more! Your skin needs to breath when the weather is super-hot and humid. Makeup can clog your pores and trigger unwanted breakouts. Try a tinted moisturizer with SPF instead of foundation.

6. DO NOT Forget Sunscreen!

This is the #1 thing that you absolutely cannot forget during the summer. Unprotected exposure to the sun can permanently damage the skin resulting in fine lines, wrinkles, dullness, loss of firmness, uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation. Protect! Protect! Protect!

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